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How global sustainable development will affect forests


Global targets to improve the welfare of people across the planet will have mixed impacts on the world’s forests, according to new research.

The United Nations’ 17 key areas for global development – known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – range from tackling poverty, hunger and sanitation to promoting clean energy, economic growth and reducing inequality.

Many of these goals, such as improved peace and justice, good health and wellbeing, and quality education, will have a positive impact on the Earth’s natural forests. MORE